Follow the winding route of the Danube and discover the lively history of one of Europe's most important rivers. This outstanding cycling opportunity will take you past Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries and ancestral vineyards en route to the beautiful city of Vienna. The dedicated cycle path takes you across the fertile plains of the Wachau Valley, where vineyards climb the slopes to imposing medieval monasteries perched atop hills between Melk and Krems. Wind past castle ruins and apricot orchards before reaching the capital of Austria, where you can take in a performance of the "Blue Danube" waltz, the melody that evokes Vienna the world over.
DAY 1 Arrive Linz DAY 2 Cycle to Grein and Strudengau through the beautiful Mostviertel (60km / 37mi) DAY 3 To Nibelungengau (40km / 25mi) DAY 4 Cycle through Wachau and on to Krems, train to Vienna (48km / 30mi) DAY 5 Trip concludes Vienna
Daily from 1 Apr to 21 Oct
High season is from 20 May to 29 Sep, mid season is from 15 Apr to 19 May and 30 Sep to 13 Oct - supplement applies to mid and high season departures.
*4 breakfasts, 3 dinners *4 nights in 3-4 star hotels and inns on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *bicycle with 21 gears and pannier (7 speed bikes and children trailers (max 2 children, 60kgs) on request; electric bikes available on request - supplement applies) *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *train trip Krems to Vienna *emergency hotline *1 bottle of wine per room *one tasting of regional products